£>auannaif ^tate (Eollcge |g>auannalj, Georgia (Hommmttmmt IGux et TIcrttaH ilune (Hentt| Nineteen Unnbrea anb lEtgif tg-JFour £>auannab (Ciuit ©enter Sweater Wrbtt of f rocEHHton The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for The Masters Degree Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree Instructors of The College Assistant Professors of The College Associate Professors of The College Professors of The College Professors Emeriti The Graduate Faculty The Presidential Party The Significance of The Academic Mace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enter- prises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") (Droer of ibmsitzB PRELUDE: "Prelude and Fugue in G Major" Bach Willie G. Tucker, Organist •ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn Willie G.Tucker •♦INVOCATION The Reverend William E. McTier Pastor, White Bluff United Methodist Church, Savannah, Georgia PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES WendellG. Rayburn President, Savannah State College SELECTION: "I'mGoin' toSing" Shaw-Parker The Savannah State College Concert Choir Willie E. Jackson, Director Randy Duncan, Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS William A. Butts Director, Postsecondary Relations Staff, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. SELECTION : "0' Clap Your Hands" Ralph V. Williams The Savannah State College Concert Choir PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by Charles J. Elmore, Assistant to the President PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes Vice President of Academic Affairs CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by Alvin Collins, Acting Registrar PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ja A. Jahannes School of Sciences and Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by the Academica Deans and the Acting Registrar CLASS SONG Class of 1984 ALUMNI INDUCTION , Roy L. Jackson President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. PRESENTATION OF A.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain Arnet J. Whorley Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.O.T.C ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE N.R.O.T.C Commander John Slaven A.R.O.T.C Captain Arnet J. Whorley PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS "Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Samuel A. Williams Savannah State College Minister ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend William E. McTier THREE-FOLD AMEN ••♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar Willie G. Tucker, Organist •The audience is requested to remain seated ••The audience is requested to stand •••The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited ** MuBtztB Segreca (Hanfzttzb MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Akabuogu, Ferdinand Sonni University of Southwestern Louisiana Edgar, Mark Patton Tulane University Franklin, Jeffrey Paul Louisiana Technical University Green, Ronald Wayne College of Charleston Jones, Ruby D Savannah State College Malick, Ray Cyrus — Armstrong State College ! Sweeny, Diane Theresa University of North Carolina Baccalaureate Segma (Hanizrrzb SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting Bakrin, Alade Zacariah Ilorin, Nigeria IBoatright, Richard, Jr Metter, Georgia Bramblett, Charles Donald Vidalia, Georgia Frankenhauser, Nancy E Louisville, Kentucky ♦Gibson, Erastus, Jr Savannah, Georgia Johnson, Byron Vernon Savannah, Georgia •Jones, Sheila Rena Savannah, Georgia Morton, William Charles Washington, D.C. **Nash, Sandra Mackey Gadsden, Alabama Osgood, Carolyn Lizette Savannah, Georgia Reisman, Marie Victoria Tokyo, Japan Robinson, Cynthia Michelle Savannah, Georgia Turner, Matthew Augusta, Georgia Williams, Ella L Savannah, Georgia Wilson, Clyde Edwin Macon, Georgia General Business Administration Aiken, Ann Denise Savannah, Georgia Barnes, Wanda Patrice Savannah, Georgia Cooper, Edwin David Savannah, Georgia Gordon, Larry J Savannah, Georgia Martin, Deborah Cecilia Waycross, Georgia Price, James E Savannah, Georgia Royal, Gloria A Millen, Georgia Simmons, Linda Faye Cannon Bluff, Georgia Wilder, Gail Lavern Savannah, Georgia ! Wright, Brenda Lee Louisville, Georgia ! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude Finance and Banking Kukelhan, Scott Alan Decatur, Indiana Sheppard, Josey M., Jr Savannah, Georgia •Williams, Janice Foote Savannah, Georgia Marketing Lumpkin, Terryll Louise Ft. Stewart, Georgia Milton, Matilda Margie Anne Savannah, Georgia Myers, Donald Justin, Jr Forrest, Mississippi O'Connor, Michael Francis Savannah, Georgia *Shaw, Richard Morrison Rock Hill, South Carolina Shey, Jennifer Gregory Milf ord, Delaware Management Corey, Randall A Savannah, Georgia Davis, Patricia Corine Savannah, Georgia ** ! DeLoach, Barbara A. Hardeeville, South Carolina Ferguson, Janice Vanessa Savannah, Georgia 'Flynn, Ann Curran Savannah, Georgia Litchfield, Denise Watson Savannah, Georgia Smoak, Roy W., Jr Tifton, Georgia Steele, Don L Okemah, Oklahoma Swain, Charles 0., Jr Atlanta, Georgia *Vann, Paul David Conway, South Carolina *t **i Marketing and Management Foster, Bryan Keith Atlanta, Georgia Gordon, Michelle G Savannah, Georgia Information Systems Chavis, George Robbie III . Long Island, New York **Davis, James M Hazelhurst, Georgia *** IKirven, John I Statesboro, Georgia Rooks, Hilda Floretta Baxley, Georgia Shavers, Donald Fitzgerald, Georgia Office Administration Hudson, Diane Grant Savannah, Georgia Youmans, Barbara Ann Claxton, Georgia Zanders, Monica Michelle Vienna, Georgia ! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude Accounting and Information Systems **Dotson, James T Cusseta, Georgia ***Williams, C. Rosemary Riverside, California Associate/Secretarial Science Hennessy, Karen Jeanette Columbia, South Carolina Owens, Annie J Quitman, Georgia * SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES English Language and Literature Smith, Linda Marie Savannah, Georgia Williamson, Beatrice Douglas, Georgia Mass Communications Jackson, Margaret Hart Savannah, Georgia Jones, Vele Keyta Youmans Savannah, Georgia Miller, Renae Manetta Savannah, Georgia Moore, LaVon Rene Savannah, Georgia Criminal Justice Dinkins, Edith Lorrane Savannah, Georgia Grant, Jennifer Denise Savannah, Georgia Hagan, Brenda F Claxton, Georgia Hardy, Janice Denise Augusta, Georgia Jackson, Karen Savannah, Georgia Merritt, Kenneth Alan Ft. Knox, Kentucky Wedlock, Bobby Mitchell Winchester, Virginia ♦Williams, Roy L Jackson, Tennessee History ! Westgate, Elizabeth Morgan Savannah, Georgia Political Science Orr, Marion E Savannah, Georgia Social Work Frazier, Barbara Sanders Savannah, Georgia ! In Absentia ***SummaCumLaude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY * Biology Devillers, Carolyn Evett Richmond Hill, Georgia Graham, Marsha Elaine Savannah, Georgia Grayson, Cathy Jean Clarence, Louisiana Hart, Karen Michele Savannah, Georgia *Rumley, Richard Ezell II Baulmholder, Germany ISanders, Jethro, Jr Vidalia, Georgia Taylor, Sonya Lynn Savannah, Georgia Thomas, Bonnita Angelia Elberton, Georgia Tippins, Felicia Latrell Savannah, Georgia Williams, Rita M Savannah, Georgia Chemistry Mathis, Milton Douglas Savannah, Georgia * IParker, Alonzo, Jr Savannah, Georgia Smith, Rehette Maria Savannah, Georgia Mathematics *Anthony, Eric D'Mont Newport News, Virginia Bettis. Sybil Yvette Columbus, Georgia Bing, ReGale Tennassia Walterboro, South Carolina Boazmn, Darrell J Lagrange, Georgia Darden, Willard Terence Longdale, Alabama Driskell, Vanessa Gale Milledgeville, Georgia *Emerson, Regina Savannah, Georgia **Jivens, Bruce Nathaniel Savannah, Georgia Medical Technology Clowers, Lisa Ann Macon, Georgia Civil Engineering Technology Alexander, Sylvester Savannah, Georgia Allen, Irving T Newark, New Jersey Ayesu, Ernest Odame Sunyani, Ghana Brown, Linda Herkenhoff Duluth, Minnesota Hashemi, Seyed Mehdi » Abadam, Iran Muirhead, John Thomas Ammityville, New Jersey Washington, Sandra Venita Dublin, Georgia Yadegar, Ninoos Z Tehran, Iran IZombalan Victory Orshan Tehran, Iran ! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude * * * * * Electronic Engineering Technology Al-Hmoud, Abdullah Abass Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al-Kahtani, Mesfer Moshabbeb Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al-Marhoun, Abdullah Abdulmohsen Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al-Maskin, Fouad Naji Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Al-Said, Ali Salman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Coney, David Stanley Savannah, Georgia Ezeugwu, Bernard M Nsukka, Nigeria Ferrebee, Willie Christopher Savannah, Georgia Jones, Forrest Kaylof Montgomery, Alabama ! Martin, Miles Ludowici, Georgia Miller, Ralph Savannah, Georgia Mincey, Douglas Claxton, Georgia Slay, Morgan L Jeffersonville, Georgia ITilson, Nathaniel Collin, Jr Savannah, Georgia Willis, TimS Valdosta, Georgia Mechanical Engineering Technology Bullock, Kennard Eben Neptune, New Jersey **McLin, Jerome Sparta, Georgia Onigbinde, Ayoade Michael Olalemi Bukuru, Nigeria Textile and Clothing IBurke, B'Rinda J.* Metter, Georgia King, Yvonne Deloris Jacksonville, Florida Dietetics and Institutional Management Williams, Clarence, Jr Savannah, Georgia Mechanical Technology (Associate) Clayton, Paul L. Ill Savannah, Georgia Electronic Technology (Associate) LaRose, Willis D Madera, California **!Nesmith, William Joshua, Jr Sylvania, Georgia '.Humphries, David Edward — Savannah, Georgia Drafting and Design Technology (Associate) Olliff , Larry B Savannah, Georgia NOTE: Appearance of a name in any list in this program must not be considered as con- clusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree in- dicated. ! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the fiow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hail, Our all we pledge to Thee ! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C, -J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1984 Summer School ..-,. June 18 - August 7 1984 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 17 Upperclassmen, September 21 Immediately following the ceremonies, a reception will be held for graduates and parents on the Mezzanine. Bonor Okafcuatea June 10, 1984 Summa Cum Laude (3.75-4.00) John I. Kirven C. Rosemary Williams Magna Cum Laude (3.40-3.74) James M. Davis Jerome McLin Barbara A. DeLoach Sandra Mackey Nash James T. Dotson William Joshu Nesmith, Jr. Nancy E. Frankenhauser Paul David Vann Bruce Nathaniel Jivens Cum Laude (3.00-3.39) Eric D'Mont Anthony Alonzo Parker, Jr. Linda Herkenhoff Brown Richard Ezell Rumley II Kennard Eben Bullock Richard Morris Shaw Regina Emerson Sonya Lynn Taylor Anne Curran Flynn Nathaniel Collin Tilson, Jr. Erastus Gibson, Jr. Janice Foote Williams Sheila Rena Jones Roy L. Williams Ralph Miller Beatrice Williamson John Thomas Muirhead Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society Regina Emerson Bruce Jivens Alonzo Parker, Jr. Sonya L. Taylor Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society James Dotson Alonzo Parker, Jr. Regina Emerson Sonya L. Taylor Erastus Gibson Rosemary Williams Bruce Jivens Delta Sigma Pi International Fraternity Randall A. Corey Byron C. Hunter Byron V.Johnson Rose Marie Roberts Gweyn R. Simpson Barbara A. Youmans Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society Miles Martin Ralph G.Miller Nathaniel C. Tilson, Jr. USHERS N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may v/ear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.